Former welterweight world champion, Shawn Porter, believes there is a clear favourite in the proposed heavyweight clash between long-term rivals, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.
Joshua and Wilder have been in on-off talks for a monstrous bout to settle their transatlantic feud for years now.
However, this year there are ever-growing whispers that the pair may finally face off with Saudi Arabia beckoning the two former champions for later this year.
Both ‘AJ’ and Wilder have lost their belts after being linked to a fight with one another to become the first undisputed champion of the four-belt era, yet many still believe this match-up to be the biggest in the sport.
In an interview with Boxing News, Porter claimed that one of boxing’s most sought-after scraps has become more one-sided as a consequence of the fighters’ respective recent form.
“I’ll just say that I think Deontay Wilder wins that fight, I think that he is the better fighter at this point. I think that, at one point in time, it was 50/50, I think now that it is more of a 70/30 for Wilder.”
“No, I just thought that he stuck to the gameplan. He used his jab, I thought he fought well, but you can’t please everybody and whilst you are trying to get back to who you once were, you’re working on things, people may not understand it. As long as the corner does, as long as the corner is happy, move forward.”
Negotiations appear to be progressing well for a possible heavyweight tournament by the end of the year, but it remains to be seen if either man is willing to risk a summer fight first.